Government Policy

January 15, 2014
A group of health-care professionals is urging the Ontario government to raise the minimum wage to $14 from $10.25 an hour, saying poverty is a real health issue, especially for children. Doctors,...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, Health, Ontario
January 14, 2014
Needle exchanges, methadone clinics and safe injection sites are now permitted in Abbotsford, B.C., after the city council voted on January 13th to amend a 2005 zoning-bylaw that had forbidden them....
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Homelessness, British Columbia
January 10, 2014
A Georgia Straight article by Trish Garner, a community organizer for the B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition, describes donations as a common response to poverty. She states that giving to charities...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Government Policy, British Columbia, All of Canada
January 9, 2014
Canada Without Poverty has compiled Poverty Progress Profiles for each province, which look at the current status of poverty, plan development and implementation or organizational appeals for a plan...
Keywords: Online Resource , Government Policy, Poverty Research, Poverty Strategy, British Columbia, Reports and documents, All of Canada
August 19, 2013
"Our enemy is not radical Islam. It is global capitalism. It is a world where the wretched of the earth are forced to bow before the dictates of the marketplace, where children go hungry as global...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Human Rights, Unemployment, Violence, International
July 18, 2013
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has created the Seniors Care Project where they work for policy changes to ensure that BC seniors can age and die with dignity, and to improve conditions for...
Keywords: Online Resource , Government Policy, Health, Seniors and Elders, seniors policy, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Multimedia, Reports and documents
May 31, 2013
Calgary city council has approved the aim of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative (CPRI) to reduce the number of people in Calgary living in poverty so that 95% of people are above the poverty...
Keywords: Article , Alberta, Government Policy, Poverty Research
May 30, 2013
A year ago the Conservative government eliminated the budget of the National Council of Welfare (NCW). Since 1969, the NCW has provided welfare and poverty statistics, fact-based social policy...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
May 14, 2013
As the 2013 BC Elections come up in May, we are putting together a list of election resources that can help you understand some of the issues. The following websites have campaigns, information and...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, British Columbia
May 6, 2013
We have put together the following resources to give a broader sense of how the anti-poverty community is responding to the 2013 Ontario Budget. At this point, the minority Liberals need NDP support...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Ontario
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